Lesson 57: Ghost in the Shell – An Empty Husk

Apr 5, 2017 | Chad Riley, Eddie Villanueva, Podcasts, The Filmlosophers

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva and Chad Riley, welcome back Val Complex and Nerd Reactor’s Laura Sirikul back to the round table for week’s review of Ghost in the Shell (2017), the controversy-laden anime adaptation directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Scarlett Johansson in the role of an Asian woman who has been transformed into a cyborg and is working for a paramilitary arm of the government.

To what extent does the film exemplify the whitewashing of Asian roles in big-budget Hollywood films, and what kind of an effect did the casting decisions have on the film’s reception?

Lesson 187: Extra Credit – The Halloween Grinch and Horror Movies

The Filmlosophers sip their coffees (and cider) as they explore the wonder of Halloween! Well into the Autumn season, the Fall Fellas chat about their personal views of Halloween, and how Spencer has become the Halloween Grinch. From dress-up to holiday goodies,...

Lesson 186: Joker – It’s Kind of a Funny Story…(Spoiler)

The Filmlosophers dance gracefully as they discuss the polarizing cinematic experience of Todd Phillip’s Joker. The Cantankerous Capers pull out all the shots and draw up their opinions about a film that has sparked conversation everywhere. In our day and age, how...

Lesson 185: Extra Credit – Spencer’s Issue with It Chapter Two

The Filmlosophers voice their concerns as Spencer divulges what really rubbed him the wrong way with It Chapter Two! Back at the Honeycomb Hideout, a.k.a. the incredible Oblivion Comics & Coffee, the Perilous Pair pull up a chair, grab their coffees and reveal...